Nikki Edmunds

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Associate

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Nikki Edmunds combines her passion for technology with her love of the fashion, gaming and hospitality industries as she focuses her practice on proactive strategies for privacy governance and the evolving data protection landscape, as well as IP and technology transactions.

Prior to joining BakerHostetler, Nikki's primary focus had been in software licensing, working with high profile clients in the fashion/retail arena, including Hugo Boss, Levis and Adidas. Utilizing her business experience in the software development space and expanded focus on data privacy compliance, she assists clients in addressing their current challenges while working to develop plans for their long-term technology goals.

Nikki's data privacy experience includes advising enterprise clients on technology transparency and regulatory compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). She ensures that clients are continually adapting their existing privacy regimes and contractual frameworks to meet these new legislative requirements and achieve their privacy objectives.

*Not admitted in the District of Columbia, admitted in Maryland. Practicing pursuant to D.C. Rule 49(c)(8) under the direct supervision of Randy Shaheen during pendency of application for admission to the District of Columbia.

Select Experience

  • As lead counsel for the domestic arm of legal team for high-growth tech company drafted and negotiated enterprise agreements, including software license agreements licensing the top 3D design software in the market, commercial contracts for new technological products and services distributed by the company and vendor agreements pertaining to IT, data protection, privacy, cloud storage and marketing (DPAs, SaaS and SLAs).
  • Negotiated with international (EMEA, LATAM and APAC) and domestic enterprise clients in the apparel, retail, animation and gaming industries on matters ranging from licensing, IP, data privacy and international trade.
  • Managed tech company's IP portfolio and worked alongside outside counsel on international trademark filings and renewals.
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Experience

  • As lead counsel for the domestic arm of legal team for high-growth tech company drafted and negotiated enterprise agreements, including software license agreements licensing the top 3D design software in the market, commercial contracts for new technological products and services distributed by the company and vendor agreements pertaining to IT, data protection, privacy, cloud storage and marketing (DPAs, SaaS and SLAs).
  • Negotiated with international (EMEA, LATAM and APAC) and domestic enterprise clients in the apparel, retail, animation and gaming industries on matters ranging from licensing, IP, data privacy and international trade.
  • Managed tech company's IP portfolio and worked alongside outside counsel on international trademark filings and renewals.
  • Strategized with security teams and developers to devise data privacy and data protection policies and agreements; advised security teams, developers and other stakeholders on how to adapt to emerging privacy regulations.
  • Counseled product development teams on emerging technologies, such as NFTs, blockchain, metaverse and virtual reality.
  • Negotiated, reviewed and drafted commercial sales agreements to engage and retain over 500 clients in the behavioral health space and third-party vendor contracts.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Community

  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Prior Positions

  • CLO Virtual Fashion, LLC: Counsel 
  • Credible Behavioral Health Software, Inc.: Contract Analyst 

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • [*Not admitted in the District of Columbia, admitted in Maryland. Practicing pursuant to D.C. Rule 49(c)(8) under the direct supervision of Randy Shaheen during pendency of application for admission to the District of Columbia.]

Education

  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2019
  • B.A., International Studies and Economics, Rhodes College, 2015

Languages

  • French
  • Igbo